John & Ana Marie's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: John
Beneficiary's Name: Ana Marie
VJ Member: John & Ana Marie
Country: Philippines

Last Updated: 2021-11-23
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Immigration Checklist for John & Ana Marie:

USCIS I-129F Petition:      
Dept of State K1 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Hong Kong, China
I-129F Sent : 2017-04-10
I-129F NOA1 : 2017-04-17
I-129F RFE(s) :
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2017-09-22
NVC Received : 2017-10-11
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2017-10-18
NVC Left :
Consulate Received : 2017-10-19
Packet 3 Received : 2017-10-29
Packet 3 Sent : 2017-12-07
Packet 4 Received : 2017-12-19
Interview Date : 2018-01-11
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2018-01-18
US Entry : 2018-05-06
Marriage : 2018-06-24
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 158 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 269 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Adjustment of Status
Event Date
CIS Office : Philadelphia PA
Date Filed : 2018-08-15
NOA Date : 2018-08-22
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-09-26
AOS Transfer** :
Interview Date : 2019-06-19
Approval / Denial Date : 2019-06-19
Approved : Yes
Got I551 Stamp : No
Greencard Received: 2019-07-27
Comments : Arrived at USCIS office from Delaware about 10:15 AM for 11:30 AM interview. Tried a parking meter and got 20 minutes for 6 quarters. Moved to the lot across the street from USCIS and paid the 20 bucks. There is a free Riteaid parking lot nearby but unsure about monitoring. Walked around then entered at 11:00AM. Standard airport style security to gain access. Was directed upstairs to wait outside Room 3. Was called at 12:10 by Duane. He checked ID and passports , swore us in and asked each of us to verifiy our application names and current address. Asked to see original marriage certificate. Asked her all the security questions again. Asked if we had additional evidence of relationship and we gave bank and utility bill statements, three letters of recommedation, and copies of proof of beneficienary on will, saving and investment accounts. He also took 6 out of 30 photos taken since arrival. That was it. Said he will approve and we should get green card in two weeks. Short and sweet. Took about 20 minutes.

Employment Authorization Document
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-08-15
NOA Date : 2018-08-22
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2018-09-26
Approved Date : 2019-02-04
Date Card Received : 2019-02-09
Comments : Combo card with AP
Estimates/Stats :
Your EAD was approved in 173 days.

Advance Parole
Event Date
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method :  
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2018-08-15
NOA Date : 2018-08-22
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2019-02-09
Comments : Combo card with EAD
Estimates/Stats :
Your AP was approved in 173 days.

Lifting Conditions
Event Date
CIS Office : Potomac Service Center
Date Filed : 2021-05-17
NOA Date : 2021-06-03
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2021-07-21
Interview Date :
Approval / Denial Date :
Approved :
Got I551 Stamp :
Green Card Received :
Comments : Received 24 month extension 11/19/21

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Hong Kong, China
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 23, 2018
Embassy Review : Fiancee arrived just after 8 AM for an 8:30 appointment. Many people out front but after being directed to the blue line, there were only a few for K1 interview. DS160 was checked and figure prints taken then sat in waiting room. First officer was Chinese and quite helpful and pleasant. Checked for fee receipt and took NBI. Checked out pictures but did not look at her handmade book of evidence. After another wait, second officer was Caucasian, probably American. She was efficient but curt. Also checked original pictures but not book of evidence. Asked why she did not have police report from Dubai, where my fiancee had worked 10 years ago. We had sent an inquiry to the HK embassy previously about the need for this report and they had replied with the statement that it was not necessary unless she was physically present in UAE, so this is what she said, and the subject was dropped. Also asked her birthday, how we met, and how long ago. She took the the I-134 and supporting financial statements then said she was free to go. Process took about one and half hours.
Rating : Very Good

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